Darryl Jones <>
Mon, 26 Aug 2002 15:01:53 -0700
The several queries about swooping birds etc forces me, quite reluctantly,
to tell you about my new book summarising everything known about the
Australia-wide phenomenon of magpie attacks on humans (see below). Although
its a popular science book, all the claims are referenced and most of it is
based on research we have conducted ourselves in Brisbane. Quite a few
studies are being prepared for publication at the moment and I am very
happy to provide details and copies to anyone particularly interested.
Dr Darryl Jones
Suburban Wildlife Research Group, Griffith University
Nathan Qld 4111
Dr Darryl Jones
Australian School of Environmental Studies
Griffith University Nathan Qld 4111 Australia
Phone: +61 7 3875 7471; Fax: +61 7 3875 7459
'MAGPIE ALERT: LEARNING TO LIVE WITH A WILD NEIGHBOUR' (University of New
South Wales Press - RRP $29.95, ISBN 0 86840 668 6), is now available from
Angus &Robertson/Bookworld bookshops everywhere and 'Naturally Queensland'
in Brisbane. The results of 7 years of intensive study of aggressive
magpies, this popular science book examines the many myths and hypotheses
surrounding one of Australia's favourite - yet potentially dangerous -
birds. Many discoveries of the behaviour of this familiar species point to
new ways for managing and coexisting with 'the maggie'.
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